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November 2, 2009

How was everybody's Halloween?

Don't you love the first couple days of fall daylight saving? I think we all deserve this extra hour -- especially after such a wild and crazy Halloween weekend.

How was everybody's Halloween? What was your costume? Feel free to send me pictures ( and I'll post the best outfits. I slapped on an old suit, parted my hair down the middle, popped a cigar in my mouth and -- presto chango! -- H.L. Mencken.

Station North was definitely the place to be for offbeat Halloween partying ...

I think, after watching people making passersby step in horse droppings in Fells Point a couple years ago, I'm done with that Halloween scene. That was a class-less night. Here's a link to a post I did about it.

Yeah. No thanks.

Saturday night, I hit up a few spots in Station North. Gutter Magazine's Dead Celebrity Ball was a blast at the Metro Gallery. They had a tarot card reader, Halloween movies projected onto the walls, and plenty other awesome Halloween whatnots. My favorite dead celebrities were Julia Child, Freddie Mercury and Bonnie and Clyde.

I also dropped by the Windup Space and the Hexagon, which I hadn't been to in a long, long time. The best part? All these parties were free.

Good times, all around.

What did you do Saturday night?

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:16 AM | | Comments (14)


As a resident of Fed Hill, I ventured out to the first annual Hill O Ween festival. I came away pretty impressed. There were plenty of cops to control the crowds and enough bars particpated to keep the flow going. Even after walking back to my house at 2am I didn't hear or see much destructive actions taking place. The city actually had their stuff together that night, who knew?

we hit up station north as well and had a great time. started at turps, where all the employees were dressed up, then went to metro gallery where claire hux absolutely killed it, then hit up some warehouse party where lazer bitch was playing, then over to wind up, and ended the night at club charles/zodiac for some good old fashioned 80's tunes.

great night all around, and glad to see another option for halloween. thanks to all the people who worked on putting it together.

I'd be interested in hearing from somebody else who went to Fells this year. I felt that it was quite a bit less crowded than previous years, but I could be crazy.

As for me, my girlfriend and I observed the costumes and whatnot from a table along the window at Woody's (the 98 Rock tent was right in front of Slainte & Koopers) for a while. Wandered through the square and over to the Wharf Rat for one last drink before walking home.

The square seemed a bit less crowded this year, but that could have just been because the 98 Rock stage was on Thames St. But I do feel like there were significantly longer lines at almost every bar last year. Could have been the weather, could have been the fact that there were new events going on elsewhere (Fed Hill, for example).

Disappointing? To me, not really, but only because my idea of a fun night out doesn't involve waiting an hour just to get inside a bar to wait another half hour for a drink. I was happy that a lot of people got out; it certainly wasn't empty. But I do feel like there wasn't as much excitement as there used to be. But, again, I could just be crazy.

me and some friends went to fells point. Not as crowded as it hought it would be for Halloween falling on a Saturday. Got there around 9 and no problem parking, got into the 98 rock tent before the cover charge started. Lots of police kept things under control

I was expecting Fells to be a little less crowded with everything going on in the other neighborhoods, but I thought the streets still seemed pretty packed late into the night. I started the evening watching the costume contest and getting photos of some of my favorites (Zoltar! Also amused by a 60-yr-old man wearing nothing but a loincloth, a crew of Muppet Show characters, and "Two Girls" from a certain video). Squeezed into One Eyed Mike's a couple of times, and also stopped for drinks at the Wharf Rat and Ale Mary's. I know better than to even look at the lines at the Broadway/Thames bars. People were lined up to get into Duda's at 9pm. Loved all the cops present and that they controlled the neighborhood streets more like they do during the Fest.

I'm very lazy, so if I can just step out my door to party and return to use my own bathroom at any time, I'm not travelling elsewhere.

i went to a party in Canton Friday night, so i wasn't in the mood for a huge crowd on Sat. night, so i went to the Dizz in Remington with my neighbors. They were a running late, so as I was sitting there watching the World Series, some guy in a chicken suit walks in, and sits 6 seats down from me. I thought nothing of it, and went back to my beer.

After about 2 min. later, I turned as i heard the door open, and my jaw dropped, as a guy in a picture perfect Peter Griffin costume walked in. As soon as the chicken and Griffin saw each other, it was on like 2 fat chicks going after the last twinke on earth. They immediately started going at it, and fell on the floor just rolling around, and clobbering each other.

This lasted for all of about 30 seconds, not because the bar tender broke it up, but because the guys got too hot in the suits and started to get winded. They then stood up, asked the bartender if she stocked a certain type of liquor (they do dry goods) and then left. Needless to say, my beer tasted just a little bit better after that.

Went to Looney's In Bel Air. Awesome time..The AMish Outlaws played and there was a line @ 9pm!!

Thats AWESOME Allan! Too funny.

As for my Halloween, I was rockin' in the free world with Eddie Vedder and the gang up in Philly, closing down the Spectrum. One of the best shows of my life.

I heard from a local music reporter that he was gonna do a late night appearance at my friends loft, but it didn't end up happening...

Beav, you're lucky I'm in a good mood today ...

Went to Louisville for the Monster of Folk concert.....was treated to a second set of the band in full kiss gear and makeup rocking out...jim james, m. ward, conor oberst.....they even wore platform shoes theres video of it on youtube

Station North was spectacular. I did a line dance with a bunch of yip yips and lots of people took pictures. Literally every place we went to was a ton of fun.

joe -

one of my friends was there (who occasionally reviews shows for us) and i guess him and his girlfriend were a couple of the people who got called up on stage during the encore. they were dressed as robots.

looked amazing. can't wait to read his review.

YEA! Were they the NEON robots that Jim James called up to the balcony and told them to join them on stage during the second set? I think they also dedicated the show to them as well... thats awesome

I also saw another set of robots on stage as well they were more metallic either way thats great.

yah, they were the neon robots. hysterical and awesome.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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